ByLion -- March 5

Scholar Showcase
Chefs Evening tickets on sale
Rock 'n Roar set March 17
TAH workshop on 'holidays'
Donate books for library sale
Women's History Month update
Student photographer honored
'Putting on the Glitz' March 15
On campus interviews
Be a 'DJ for a Day'
Used textbook sale March 12-16
Center for Faculty Excellence
Meeting IRB/safety rules
This week in athletics
Professional activities

Christina Borne and Dan McCarthy Barbara Moffett, Gabrielle Sanchez, Paula Currie
Christina Borne of Watson, a Live Oak High School senior, tells Dan McCarthy, dean of the College of Science and Technology, about her plans to major in biology. Gabrielle Sanchez, a senior at Maurepas High School, talks about the nursing program with the College of Nursing and Health Sciences' Barbara Moffett and Paula Currie.

Southeastern offers students $4.5 million in scholarships
More than $4.5 million in potential scholarships to Southeastern over the next four years were announced at the university's Scholars Showcase, an event designed to honor outstanding high school seniors who are considering attending the institution.
     More than 225 top high school seniors from 86 schools in 26 parishes and three states were offered the scholarships which were announced at the annual event Feb. 26 at Twelve Oaks. More than 100 area students and their parents attended the banquet held in their honor.
     Southeastern President Randy Moffett said that top students will be offered $1,686,000 in scholarships over the next four years through Southeastern, its foundation, and the University of Louisiana System. Combined with state TOPS scholarships, the students, who have an average ACT composite score of 26.5, will receive a total of $4.5 million in scholarship funding over the next four years.
     "Southeastern takes pride in the fact that we have been ahead of the academic curve by being one of the first institutions in our system to implement admissions standards," Moffett said. "We intend to keep raising the bar academically, because our goal is to be one of the finest regional universities in the nation."
     Moffett said last fall's freshmen class of approximately 3,000 students was the largest in university history and that current application numbers indicate that the fall 2007 class could set yet another record. The number of freshmen applications is currently 18 percent higher than totals a year ago, he said.
     The students and parents also heard from Lauren Stirling, a senior biological science major from Hammond. A 2003 graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High School and a 4.0 grade point average scholar at Southeastern, Stirling has been awarded an $80,000 scholarship by the University of Alabama-Birmingham, where she will study optometry after graduating in May. UAB awards only one scholarship annually to a Louisiana student.
     Stirling told the high school seniors that when she attended the Scholar Showcase four years ago she was "undecided" about her choice of a university, but leaning away from Southeastern, where she had "grown up on campus" as the child of a faculty member. After visiting a number of schools in and out of state, however, she turned down their scholarship offers and chose Southeastern.
     "I had a light bulb moment," she said, "when I realized that Southeastern had the strong academics, small school environment, safe affordable housing, opportunities for leadership and social life - and the scholarships - that I wanted. It was one of the best decisions of my life."
     Gabrielle Sanchez, a senior at Maurepas High School, was impressed by Stirling's testimonial. Although she has been offered a scholarship at a private institution, "I may have changed my mind after hearing her," said Sanchez, as she and her mother Lynn browsed academic displays following the program. Sanchez plans to major in nursing.
     "I plan to major in mass communication and talked to some of the disc jockeys back home," said East Ascension High School senior Jordan Shaddinger of Gonzales. "They knew about Southeastern's program and recommended it to me. The equipment here is modern and up-to-date."
     "I want to major in biology because I plan on going into dentistry," Christina Borne of Watson, a Live Oak High School senior, told Daniel McCarthy, dean of the College of Science and Technology. After Southeastern's recent Senior Day, "I decided to come to Southeastern because the scholarship offer is great and it's not that far from home," she said. "The smaller class sizes convinced me, because I learn better that way."
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Chefs Evening tickets on sale
Prepare for a fun-filled evening 'Under the Big Top.' Tickets are on sale now for Chefs Evening 2007, Southeastern's popular "dinner party for a good cause," featuring treats and libations from area restaurants, bars, grills and wholesalers.
     The annual event, sponsored by the Southeastern Development Foundation, is scheduled for Sunday, March 25, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the University Center.
     "The Southeastern Development Foundation encourages everyone to join us and sample the fabulous flavors of our local establishments," said Chefs Evening coordinator Lynn Harris Horgan. "The theme for this year's event is 'Under the Big Top.' We're going to transform the University Center into a circus pavilion of local restaurants, caterers, beverage providers and a silent auction with gifts for all price ranges."
Chefs Evening tickets are $40 each or $425 for a reserved table for eight.
     "Various patron levels are also available and include an invitation to the exclusive champagne toast to be held at the President's Residence," Horgan said. Patron levels are $75, individual; $150, pair; and $525, reserved eight-person table.
     Tickets are available from the Southeastern Development Foundation, (985) 549-2239. Proceeds from Chefs Evening support Southeastern academics.
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'Rock 'n Roar logoMarch 17 Rock 'n Roar celebrates academics, community
Southeastern's annual campus-community festival, "Rock 'n Roar," will be a fun-filled day for children and adults, said Alumni Director Kathy Pittman.
     In its 11th year, Rock 'n Roar showcases Southeastern's fine academics and fun atmosphere for visiting District 8 Literary Rally high school students, alumni and community friends.
     Scheduled for March 17 at the War Memorial Student Union, the festival will offer art, baseball, and dance camps for children and free children's identification packets - finger printing and photo - compliments of the University Police Department.
     Art education students will offer a hands-on art camp for children ages 5-12 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The camp, which costs $5, will take place in Clark Hall.
     A camp for young baseball enthusiasts is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Alumni Field, the Southeastern Lion's baseball diamond. The camp is open to children ages 6-13 for a $5 fee. Participants are asked to bring their own baseball glove and will receive a certificate at the conclusion of the camp.
     Baseball fans will want to stick around until 3 p.m. that afternoon when the Lion's host Stephen F. Austin. A $6 adult ticket will also admit one child free to the game.
     The Lionettes, Southeastern's dance team, will host a dance camp for children ages 5-12 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Kinesiology and Health Studies Building. The camp's $15 fee includes refreshments and a keepsake. Participants are asked to dress comfortably and wear tennis shoes. The camp will conclude with a performance by participants in the Student Union at noon for parents and other Rock 'n Roar guests.
     Camp applications will be available online at or at the Alumni Center, 500 W. University Ave., (985) 549-2150. Advance registration and payment is mandatory for all camps by March 14. Space is limited, so reservations should be made early.
     Rock 'n Roar, scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., plans a variety of children's games, activities and guest performances by Dancingly Yours, Lemoine Academy of Dance, Main Street Dance and Activity Center, and the Southeastern Gospel Choir.
     Rock 'n Roar patrons of all ages can also enjoy food and music; plant and ceramics sales; a health fair; a farmer's market complete with baked goods, creative memories, crafts and beads; and educational displays by Southeastern's departments.
     For additional information about Rock 'n Roar Fest camps and contests, call the Alumni Association, (985) 549-2150 or 1-800-SLU-ALUM, or visit
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Teaching American History workshop focuses on holidays
Teachers can learn how to use holidays as tools for teaching Louisiana and American history at a workshop Saturday, March 17, at Southeastern's Nursing Center in Baton Rouge.
     "Reverence, Rebellion, Rabbits, and Reindeer: the History and Meaning of American Holidays" will be offered through the Teaching American History Grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Education to Southeastern, the Tangipahoa Parish School System, Louisiana Public Broadcasting and other educational partners.
     The workshop will be held from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Nursing Center, 4849 Essen Lane.
     Southeastern history professors Bill Robison, Ronald Traylor, and Charles Elliott will cover the gamut of Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Native-American and eastern religious holidays; civic holidays and African-American holidays.
     Ann Trappey, director of the TAH project, and Eileen Engel, a public history specialist, will discuss Mardi Gras and primary sources and state guides. Elliott will also detail "Louisiana Colonial Variations on the 'American' Holiday Theme."
     Trappey said participating teachers can earn a $65 stipend and six hours of Continuing Learning Units.
The workshop is open to all teachers, with priority given to those who teach American and Louisiana history.
     To register or for more information, contact Trappey at, 985-748-2443 (phone), or 985-748-2445 (fax).
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National Library Week book sale
Sims Memorial Library is asking for donations of popular reading material or recent textbooks for the library's National Library Week Book Sale in April. Besides books, the library will also accept videos, DVD's, and CD's. Please do not send magazines or journals (such as National Geographic, Time, Glamour, etc.), or materials that are moldy, damaged, or otherwise non-saleable.
     Donations may be delivered to the Cataloging Department on the first floor of the library from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, through March 31.
     Notices about the dates and time of the book sale will be forthcoming. For more information, contact Cathy Tijerino at extension 2031 or by e-mail at
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Women's History Month lectures underway
Southeastern's celebration of March as Women's History Month gets underway this week with lunchtime lectures by Southeastern faculty.
     Foreign languages professor Katherine Kolb will present "The French Revolution's Greatest Heroine" on Tuesday, March 6, 12:30 p.m., on the third floor of Sims Memorial Library. Kolb will introduce the remarkable life of Olympe de Gouges. One of many idealistic republicans beheaded during the French Revolution's Reign of Terror, de Gouges' "crime" was to demand liberty and equality for women as well as men -- and blacks as well as whites.
     At noon on Wednesday, March 7, also in the library, associate professor of history Judith Fai-Podlipnik, who has extensively research and lectured on the Holocaust and is a specialist on Hungary in World War II, will present "To Be a Woman in Auschwitz: Voices from a Tragic Past."
     For more information on the Women's History Month schedule, visit the link on Southeastern's homepage,
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Student photographer honored
Southeastern graduate student Allyson O'Keefe has been selected as a finalist in Serbin Communications' 27th Annual Student Photography Contest sponsored by Nikon, USA.
     Selected from among 28,000 photographic entries submitted by student photographers, O'Keefe's work will be featured in the Best of College Photography Annual 2007.
     O'Keefe, a native of Metairie, is currently the senior staff photographer for the Office of Student Publications.
     "Ally has been a godsend for our department," said Matthew Tarver, director of Student Publications. "She not only takes the majority of the 30,000 pictures we take each year, but she is more than willing to coach other students who work with us. Her attitude and skill level are both amazing."
     "We a very proud of the recognition Ally has received," said Coordinator of Student Publications Lee E. Lind. "She is an amazing photographer who not only has an innate talent for her craft, but also imparts much of that knowledge to our younger photographers, making her a great asset to the staff and the university."
     O'Keefe's work is published weekly in The Lion's Roar newspaper and featured in the Le Souvenir yearbook where she has served as photo editor. She earned her bachelor's degree from Southeastern in 2006 and is currently studying Organizational Communications.
     The Best of College Photography Annual 2007, featuring O'Keefe's work, as well those from other winners and finalists, will be available in mid-June.
     Judges for the competition include Steve LaVoie from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Calif., Curator of Photography Karen Sinsheimer of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and Nikon USA's Armando Flores.
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PRSSA presents 'Putting on the Glitz' makeovers March 15
Southeastern's chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America presents "Putting on the Glitz," a fun event providing makeovers for faculty, students, and administrators on Thursday, March 15, at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom.
     To apply, fill out an application in the Communication Department in D Vickers Hall, room 224. Participants can nominate themselves or anonymously nominate someone else. All nominees must be Southeastern students, faculty members, or administration.
     Deadline to turn in an application is Thursday, March 8. Winners will be announced in the Lion's Roar by Thursday, March 15.
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On campus interviews for students at Career Services
Each semester, dozens of companies come to Southeastern to conduct on-campus interviews at the Career Services office in the Student Union Annex.
     Currently, more than 20 career opportunities are being offered to Southeastern students and alumni through on-campus interviews. Students can apply for any of the jobs through the Career Services Web site, But students need to act now as many application deadlines are approaching.
     Faculty members are asked to help spread the word and to encourage your students to apply for these interview opportunities.
     As an added tool for our students, Career Services can also link students to thousands of job opportunities available in eRecruiting, including hundreds of jobs right here in Louisiana. So, please help us make our students aware of these services being offered to them by Career Services.
     For more information, please visit our Web site at For further assistance, students can reference our on-line resume/interview guides via our Web site
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KSLU partners with Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Southeastern's public radio station 90.9 KSLU and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation are presenting "DJ For A Day." Southeastern organizations are encouraged to nominate one person from each department to be a DJ for a day.
     Cystic Fibrosis will provide collection boxes for organizations to place within their offices. Throughout the month of March, anyone may add money to the container thus making that department's nominee one step closer towards becoming the DJ for a day. On March 30 KSLU and Cystic Fibrosis will collect the containers and count the money. The organization that raises the most money wins and its nominee gets to DJ for a Day on 90.9 KSLU, Wednesday, April 4.
     All proceeds will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's annual Great Strides Walk. All interested Southeastern organizations should contact Chad Pierce at 549-2330 or
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Used textbook sale March 12-16
The spring 2007 used textbook sale is scheduled for March 12-16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the North Campus courtyard next to Textbook Rental. All books will by $1.09. This is a great time to stock up on classroom reference material or just add to your own library.
     Cash, Checks and Lion's Lagniappe will be accepted. The sale is sponsored by Textbook Rental, a division of Auxiliary Services.
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This week at the Center for Faculty Excellence
All workshops are held in Tinsley Hall, room 103 unless otherwise noted. Registration is required 24 hours in advance; walk-ins are welcome, if space is available. Please call the center to verify. For information, contact the center at 5791 or
     Monday, March 5, 9-10:45 a.m., Introduction to Publisher. The workshop is designed to introduce the various aspects Publisher has to offer so faculty can distribute information via posters and brochures either in the classroom or when traveling to a conference. It will also aide in showing the various ways brochures are laid out in order to effectively communicate key points.
     Thursday, March 8, noon-1:30 p.m., "Crunch & Munch." The center offers another opportunity to "Crunch & Munch." Crunch new ideas and information while you munch on a great lunch! The center invites you to lunch and to participate in Magna Publications Online seminar, "Leading Teaching for Better Learning." Since lunch will be served, we need a head count, so please make your reservation by March 6, ext. 5791.
Mark your calendar …
     Tuesday, March 13, 3-4 p.m., Tuesday T Time, "Civility in the Classroom." The recent memo from Dr. Crain along with a recommendation from our faculty senate has prompted the need for discussions on student incivility and faculty response. Please join our invited panel of professionals in discussing classroom management issues and solutions!
     Wednesday, March 14, noon-1 p.m., Twelve Oaks, Lyceum Lights. In conjunction with Women's History Month, Dr. Carole McAllister, professor of English will speak on "The Stories Baskets Weave." Lunch will be chicken quesadillas with refried beans and Spanish rice, served with pico de gallo, sour cream, tortilla chips, salsa and Macadamia nut cookies. The cost for lunch is $5, which can be paid at the door. Please RSVP by March 12.
     Thursday, March 15, 9:15-11 a.m., Introduction to PowerPoint. The workshop is designed to introduce the functionality and assist faculty in developing lessons in PowerPoint to assist in easier presentation of information to their students.
     Thursday, March 15, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Science & Religion Brown Bag. All faculty, staff, and students are invited. Bring your lunch and a friend, drinks and cookies will be provided.
     Tuesday, March 20 or Wednesday, March 21, 2-4 p.m., Certificate for University Teaching and Learning (CUTL), Service-Learning 101: An introduction for faculty. The center has partnered with Louisiana Campus Compact to provide training on how to develop and implement service-learning into your classes. Louisiana Campus Compact Interim Director Dr. Stuart Stewart and Program Director Dr. David Deggs will present the workshop. Attend both the March and April workshops and receive a certificate for your professional portfolio.
     Wednesday, March 21, noon-1 p.m., Using Rubrics to Assess Project-based Learning. Dr. Carol Madere of the Communication Department will provide a brief overview of project-based learning and Dr. Natasha Whitton of the English Department will follow-up with how to create rubrics that accurately assess project learning.
     Tuesday, March 27 and Wednesday, March 28, Faculty Conference on Teaching, Research and Creativity. The conference will to provide a forum for sharing the successful practices, projects, creative endeavors, and research of our faculty. Visit the poster sessions and network with your colleagues. Displays will be open from 12:30-2:30 on Tuesday, March 27 and noon-2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28.
Call for Proposals:
     Faculty Development Grant Program. Proposals are now being solicited for scholarly projects requiring financial support during the 2007-08 academic year. Each grant award is for a maximum of $2,000. All full-time faculty members holding academic rank, excluding those currently holding administrative appointments above the level of department head, are eligible to apply. Guidelines. Application form.
The deadline for receipt of proposals is 4:30 p.m., Monday, April 16. The deadline has been extended due to spring break. Proposals are to be hand-delivered to the Center for Faculty Excellence, Tinsley Annex, room 6. Absolutely no proposals will be accepted after 4:30 p.m.
     CITI -- Center's Innovative Teaching Initiative. The Center for Faculty Excellence is soliciting proposals to develop innovative courses or to integrate innovative teaching and/or assessment elements into existing courses. Proposals must describe projects that go beyond traditional teaching and learning paradigms. Proposed projects may link learning with the workplace, enhance courses. Proposals must describe projects that go beyond traditional teaching and learning paradigms. Proposed projects may link learning with the workplace, enhance courses with technology, encourage faculty-student research and interaction, create K-12 and business partnerships for learning, or increase awareness of cultural pluralism.
     All full-time faculty members holding academic rank, excluding those currently holding administrative appointments above the level of department head, are eligible to apply. The deadline for proposals is April 16. Original proposal and four copies must be delivered to the Center for Faculty Excellence, Tinsley Annex, room 6 by 4:30 p.m. The application form is available at this link or at the center. For more information, contact the center at 5791.
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Meeting IRB/safety requirements
If your proposal requires IRB or Safety/Hazardous Materials Management approval, "Meeting IRB/safety requirements" on "Thursday, March 8, 2 p.m., Tinsley Hall, room 103, will familiarize you with guidelines and processes for approval.
     All sessions are free. Registration is suggested, but not required.
     For more information, please contact the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs at 985-549-5312 or e-mail
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Lions basketballThis week in athletics
The Southeastern men's and women's basketball teams will compete in the O'Reilly Auto Parts Southland Conference Tournament this week at the Campbell Center in Houston, Texas.
     The Lions (16-13, 8-8 SLC) will be the eighth seed in the tournament and face SLC regular season champion Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in the opening round. Southeastern and the Islanders will meet on Thursday at 6 p.m. A Lion win would put Southeastern in the semifinals on Friday at 8:30 p.m. Sunday's championship game is scheduled for 1 p.m. and will air live on ESPN2.
     The Lady Lions (17-12, 9-7 SLC) will be the fourth seed and face Texas-San Antonio in the opening round. Southeastern and the Roadrunners will meet on Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. A win for Southeastern would put the Lady Lions in Friday's semifinal game at 2:30 p.m. Saturday's championship game will tip at 2 p.m. and will air live on Fox Sports Houston.
     All of the Lions' and Lady Lions' tournament games will be broadcast live in the Hammond area on KSLU 90.9 FM and on the Internet at
     The Southeastern baseball team (11-4) will head to Atlanta, Ga., for a three-game series at Georgia State. The series begins on Friday at 4 p.m. and continues on Saturday at 12 p.m. Sunday's series finale will begin at 12 p.m.
     The Southeastern softball team (14-8, 3-2 SLC) will be back in action this week. The Lady Lions will head to Hattiesburg, Miss., on Wednesday for a 6 p.m. contest, before welcoming defending SLC champion Texas-San Antonio for a three-game weekend set. The series opens on Saturday with a 3 p.m. doubleheader.      The Lady Lions and Roadrunners will meet on Sunday at 12 p.m. in the series finale.
     The Southeastern men's golf team will also be in action this week. The Lions will look to continue their strong spring when they compete in the Louisiana Classics on Monday and Tuesday.
     The Southeastern women's tennis team (5-2) will open Southland Conference play this week. On Monday, the Lady Lions will have a non-conference tune-up versus Tennessee Tech at 1 p.m. Austin Peay will be in town on Wednesday for a 2 p.m. match. SLC foe Texas A&M-Corpus Christi will visit Hammond on Saturday at 10 a.m. The Lady Lions close a busy week on Sunday, hosting UTSA at 10 a.m.
     The Southeastern men's tennis team will also have a busy week. On Monday, the Lions (4-3, 1-2 SLC) host Tennessee Tech at 1 p.m. Austin Peay and the Lions will meet on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Oak Knoll Country Club. Indiana State visits on Thursday at 1 p.m.
     The Southeastern men's and women's track and field team will be in action this week. The Lions and Lady Lions will compete in the USM Outdoor Invitational in Hattiesburg, Miss., on Saturday.
     Monday, March 5
     Men's Golf, at Louisiana Classics, Lafayette, 8 a.m.
     Men's and Women's Tennis, vs. Tennessee Tech, Southeastern Tennis Complex, 1 p.m.
     Tuesday, March 6
     Men's Golf, at Louisiana Classics, Lafayette, 8 a.m.
     Men's Tennis, vs. Austin Peay, Oak Knoll Country Club, 7 p.m.
     Wednesday, March 7
     Women's Basketball, vs. Texas-San Antonio (SLC Tournament First Round), Houston, Texas, 8:30 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
     Softball, at Southern Miss, Hattiesburg, Miss., 6 p.m.
     Women's Tennis, vs. Austin Peay, Southeastern Tennis Complex, 2 p.m.
     Thursday, March 8
     Men's Basketball, vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (SLC Tournament First Round), Houston, Texas, 6 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
     Men's Tennis, vs. Indiana State, Southeastern Tennis Complex, 1 p.m.
     Friday, March 9
     Men's Basketball, SLC Tournament Semifinals, Houston, Texas, 8:30 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
     Women's Basketball, SLC Tournament Semifinals, Houston, Texas, 2:30 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
     Baseball, at Georgia State, Atlanta, Ga., 4 p.m.
     Saturday, March 10
     Women's Basketball, SLC Tournament Finals, Houston, Texas, 2 p.m. (FSN Houston) (KSLU 90.9 FM)
     Baseball, at Georgia State, Atlanta, Ga., 12 p.m.
     Softball, vs. Texas-San Antonio (DH), North Oak Park, 3 p.m.
     Women's Tennis, vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Southeastern Tennis Complex, 10 a.m.
     Men's and Women's Track and Field, at USM Invitational, Hattiesburg, Miss., All Day
     Sunday, March 11
     Men's Basketball, SLC Tournament Finals, Houston, Texas, 1 p.m. (ESPN2) (KSLU 90.9 FM)
     Baseball, at Georgia State, Atlanta, Ga., 12 p.m.
     Softball, vs. Texas-San Antonio, North Oak Park, 12 p.m.
     Women's Tennis, vs. Texas-San Antonio, Southeastern Tennis Complex, 10 a.m.
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Professional Activities
Dr. Liana K. Holt
, and KimHoang Nguyen, (Psychology) presented a paper titled, "Teaching Introductory Psychology from a Distance: Internet, Compressed Video, and Digital Cable" at the 29th Annual National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Jan. 3. Ms. Nguyen earned her master's degree in psychology at Southeastern and is currently enrolled in a doctoral program in School Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin.
     David Gurney (Mathematics) had his book review of Andrew Ford's Modeling the Environment published in the Winter 2006 issue of The Journal of Undergraduate Mathematics and its Applications.
     NEA prizewinning poet Alison Pelegrin (English) gave a reading from her work at Tulane University on Monday, Feb. 26. Pelegrin's poem "Trailer Trash," which was originally published in the Southern Poetry Review, will be included in an anthology celebrating 50 years of the journal's publication. The anthology will be published by the University of Arkansas Press in 2008.
     Dr. Barbara Forrest (History and Political Science) was the Darwin Day speaker on Feb. 12 at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Ill. Her lecture was entitled "The Past as Prologue: From Creationism to Intelligent Design." Darwin Day lectures are held at universities around the country to commemorate the life and work of Charles Darwin.
     Dr. Hye-Young Kim (Chemistry and Physics) has a user proposal, "First principle theoretical calculation of van der Waals dispersion interaction between nanocolloids," accepted from the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences in the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The yearlong project began March 1.
     A number of Accounting faculty presented papers at the American Society of Business and behavioral Sciences Conference in Las Vegas, Nev., in February. The presenters included Dr. Harold E. Davis, "Online Learning: Implementation of Multimedia Presentations," co-author Dr. Robert L. Braun; Dr. Joe Morris, "The FASB's New Standard on Pensions"; Dr. Rick Simpson, "Judicial Deference to IRS Positions: A Review of Some Exemplary Cases and Implications for Tax Educators"; Dr. Pierre Titard and Mr. James DeFranceschi, "Attitudes Toward an Accounting Simulation: Nonmajors/Majors/Executive MBA," co-author David Pariser, West Virginia University.
     Dr. Claire Procopio (Communication) co-authored "Do You Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans? Internet Communication, Geographic Community, and Social Capital in Crisis," in the February 2007 issue of the Journal of Applied Communication Research.
     Dean Randy Settoon (College of Business) and Dr. David Wyld (Management) had their article, "Savings That Can Multiply: How e-Sourcing Can Be Utilized by Government in Southeast Asia to Increase Economic Competitiveness and Decrease Fiscal Imbalances," published in the latest issue of Advances in Competitiveness Research.
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